They sang and danced all night

On 8th May 2020, we celebrate the 75th anniversary of VE Day: Victory in Europe. To mark the occasion, we've put together a short compilation of footage filmed across the Yorkshire and North East regions during those celebratory days in 1945.

Carr Infant School 2016 - 2017

The Easter eggs have been eaten, the blossom is blooming, and under normal circumstances it would have been back to school for children across the UK; however, the effects of COVID-19 are writing a new chapter in our history. As parents start to plan their next homeschooling lesson and teachers get to grips with ‘virtual teaching’, we thought it was a good time to look behind the scenes of a much-loved York school.

An update from YFA and NEFA

In line with organisations across the globe, our staff are working from home during the COVID-19 outbreak.  We’re still able to provide many services, including responding to footage sales. For further information, email us and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can. Meantime,the Archive has over 1,800 films available to watch online, free of charge.  Perfect lockdown viewing! 

Hull on Film DVD

Are you searching for the ideal Christmas present for a Hullensian?  Well, look no further than our Hull on Film DVD, packed full of fascinating footage of Hull dating from the early 1900s up to 1980!  The DVD is priced at £10 (plus £2 postage and packing), and all proceeds from sales go straight back into the preservation of the films – so every purchase helps to safeguard mor

Newcastle on Film - now available on DVD!

There’s nowhere on earth quite like Newcastle - and now, thanks to overwhelming demand, you can enjoy the moving story of the city as captured on film over the past 100 years, with our astonishing new DVD revealing ‘Newcastle on Film’.

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Archive Picks


Made by Alan Sidi, member of the Mercury Movie Makers, this film is a light-hearted, slapstick comedy about what happens when two children are left alone in the kitchen to bake a cake.  The film features Alan, his wife, and his two children Fiona and Paul. 

Title – Fiona & Paul in...

Film ID: 4899 Year: 1966